I heard something interesting in an anti-MormonISM video on Youtube.
Now we all (should) know that Mormonism considers the “Saved by Grace” doctrine
as heretical. I already knew that well, but in the video I was talking about before, the
person speaking actually cited Mormon scripture to expose this reasoning:**AND **I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in
the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came be-
fore me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind,
that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.
But behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said un-
to me—Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.
Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man,
which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also , that I should give unto him mine own power; by
the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down;
- Moses 4:1-3
The person whom I was listening to about that passage pointed
out that it was actually Satan who was offering Grace, then he
goes further, suggesting that Jesus in Mormonism was actual-
ly the one insisting on Laws and Works.
Interested, I decided to check this out and found this:[LEFT]“Jesus was willing to come to the earth, give His life for us, and take upon Himself our sins. He, like our Heavenly Father, wanted us to choose whether we would obey Heavenly Father’s commandments. He knew we must be free to choose in order to prove ourselves worthy of exaltation … Satan, who was called Lucifer, also came, saying, ‘Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor’ (Moses 4:1). Satan wanted to force us all to do his will. Under his plan, we would not be allowed to choose. He would take away the freedom of choice that our Father had given us. Satan wanted to have all the honor for our salvation. Under his proposal, our purpose in coming to earth would have been frustrated”
- Gospel Principles [Church Manual] (pp. 13, 15)
So [size=4]with that, I hav[size=4]’[/size]to ask: Am I understanding that [size=4]correctly[size=4]? [size=4]T[/size][/size][/size]hat Mormons not only [size=4]beli[size=4]ttle
the “Sa[size=4]ved by [/size][/size][/size]Grace” as heresy, but ev[size=4]en go so far that it was offered by the Mormon Devil
and that [size=4]the M[size=4]ormon Jesus suggest[size=4]ed the “Go[size=4]od Works” plan?![/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size]
[RIGHT]If so, talk about a 180°![/RIGHT]